RADIOLOGY NEWS
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.  Discuss
MRI pioneer Sir Peter Mansfield dies
February 9, 2017 -- Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield, PhD, who performed early research in nuclear magnetic resonance that led to the creation of MRI, died on February 8 at the age of 83, the University of Nottingham announced.  Discuss
Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults
February 9, 2017 -- If CT scans detect any amount of coronary artery calcium in people between the ages of 32 and 46 years, they have an exponentially higher risk of cardiovascular events and death later in life, according to a February 8 paper in JAMA Cardiology. Developing a screening strategy for younger people at risk should be a priority.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle
February 9, 2017 -- Who says radiologists don't talk to patients? Andy gets a late-night phone call from someone familiar -- maybe too familiar -- in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 9, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.  Discuss
Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
February 8, 2017 -- Adding lung and venous ultrasound into the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism can yield improved sensitivity and specificity, obviating the need for CT pulmonary angiography in many cases, according to research that will be published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.  Discuss
3 steps to enterprise imaging for smaller hospitals
February 8, 2017 -- While many large healthcare systems in the U.S. have adopted enterprise imaging, most small or medium-sized hospitals have not. Smaller institutions face many hurdles on their path to enterprise imaging, but with three simple steps, they too can experience its many benefits, according to Dan Trott from Dell EMC.  Discuss
CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria
February 7, 2017 -- Restricting eligibility for CT lung cancer screening to the heaviest smokers would make the exam more cost-effective on a population basis, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer
February 7, 2017 -- Diffusion-tensor MRI is helping researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine explore the effects on the human brain of heading a soccer ball. In a new study, they found that players who head the ball more often are more likely to have concussion symptoms.  Discuss
Mass. MRI firm taps Brady for Super Bowl ad
February 6, 2017 -- It didn't take long for a Massachusetts-based imaging services provider to join in the celebration of the New England Patriots' historic come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.  Discuss